Forrester’s James McQuivey Says Digital Publishing is About Economics, Not Format

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson Last week, James McQuivey of Forrester Research wrote a blog post summarizing Forrester’s new five-year forecast for e-books in the USA, which predicts that digital book sales would reach $3 billion by 2015, thus drastically altering the publishing industry. In this post, McQuivey also predicted that digitization will happen “faster in book publishing than in any other …

When Is an Ebook No Longer a Book?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s editorial, Deborah Willis writes,”In a world where people read on electronic devices, books may become mash-ups of media, including music, video, and possibly advertising.”  Is there a point when an e-book — augmented, apped and pushing advertising — is no longer a book? Read the story and let us know what you think in comments.

Bound Books vs. Ebooks, That is Still the Question

In Guest Contributors by Guest Contributor

• Canadian author and bookseller Deborah Willis discusses the differences between bound books and e-books. • Willis argues “when books become computers, they will no longer be books.” Ultimately, she feels computers and the web are not well-suited to storytelling and diminish the experience of reading itself. Editorial by Deborah Willis VICTORIA, B.C.: The bound book is an ancient, heavy, …